Following a successful fundraising effort, Buckingham Rotary Club has donated £1,000 to aid the Turkey/Syria Earthquake Appeal.
On market day, Rotarians set up a booth in Buckingham’s marketplace and did brisk business collecting donations from the public.
The sum was increased by individual contributions from Rotarians and a donation from the club’s charity, coming to a total of $1,000.
The donations went to Disaster Aid UK and Shelterbox. Both charities are running urgent appeals to help those affected by the earthquakes.
Rotary president Howard Mordue said: “It was a good morning’s work collecting for the people who have tragically lost their homes, families, and livelihoods.
“Rotary is on the ground in Turkey and Syria, working with partners such as Shelterbox and Disaster Aid.
“We are pleased to have collected £300 , which Rotary made up to £1,000 from its funds and members’ donations.”
People affected by natural disasters can get emergency housing and supplies from Shelterbox.
It was on the ground in Turkey within hours of the earthquake to assess the situation. To donate, visit shelterbox.org/turkey-earthquake
Disaster Aid UK provides humanitarian aid to the affected communities in response to disasters. To donate go to disasteraiduk.org/donate
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